SCRA Board Chairman
William M. Blume, Jr., CPA, recently retired from the post of Agency Director for the South Carolina Department of Revenue (DOR).
He was appointed by the Governor to this position effective January 1, 2013. As the DOR Director, he was a member of Governor Haley’s Cabinet. Prior to joining the DOR, he was Executive Director of the South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA). Bill is a retired Senior Tax Partner at Ernst & Young, LLP. At Ernst & Young, LLP, he was Tax Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Retail, Manufacturing and Distribution Industries Tax Practice for the Southeast Area; Director of the Southeast Area Tax Accounting and Risk Advisory Services; and served as World-Wide Tax Services Partner for the Coca-Cola Company, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, the InterContinental Hotels Group, and Equifax, Inc. His leadership roles include management of the Geographic Area Practice as Director of Tax for the Florida Area and as Director of Real Estate Services at Ernst & Young’s Denver office, as well as service on the Natural Resources Committee, and the firm’s National Tax Process Improvement Committee and numerous other firm committees.
Bill taught courses at Ernst & Young, LLP, in addition to serving as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami Graduate School Of Business and the University Of Denver Law School. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and served on various national committees for the AICPA. Bill also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Southern Federal Tax Institute, where he was past President and Chairman, and is currently Treasurer.
A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Bill earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Presbyterian College in 1970. He earned a Master’s of Accountancy degree from the University of South Carolina in 1974 and a Master’s of Taxation degree from the University Of Denver Law School in 1980. Bill earned his certified public accountant (CPA) accreditation in 1978.